Welcome to the Bay Area Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
If there’s one place that positive change is alive and well, it’s the San Francisco Bay Area. In the spirit of putting transformation and purpose to work, we welcome you to our Conscious Capitalism community.
We exist to elevate humanity by bringing conscious business practices to the Bay Area. Our goal is to build a community of conscious companies that will light the way for the rest of the world to see that being a conscious business is not just a nice thing to do, but a serious competitive advantage. This goal is embedded in everything we do - creating community, holding events, sharing inspiration, and providing education and training for how to actually do the work of becoming a conscious company.
Johanna Lyman is the founder and CEO of NextGen Orgs, a company devoted to making all organizations great places to work. She is a dynamic, energetic, Leadership and Business Development Coach, and Six Sigma Lean Professional (Green Belt) with impressive experience in implementing organization wide change strategies for both Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs. She is adept in combining coaching, training, and project leadership skills to help clients build dynamic, sustainable revenue growth while creating deep meaning with their work.
Johanna has an “impossible mission” to see world peace before she dies. She believes what Gandhi first said: to have peace in the world, we must first have peace in our hearts. And she knows from the first hand experience that led her to this work that we can’t have peace in our hearts if we’re miserable at work. In her spare time, Johanna is an avid hiker and paddler, a poet with a penchant for slam, wife to the best husband on the planet, and mom to a remarkable young woman who’s currently finding her way through the jungle of college.
North Bay Chair
“I am a financial services professional who believes that people genuinely want to take charge of their financial destinies without compromising their values. Our desire is to help our clients be more present in their interactions by removing the fears and worries about their financial futures through planning with intention & purpose. As individuals, we can serve a greater good by aligning our values around family, community, philanthropy, and society with our goals for accumulation & asset protection. This connects us to a higher purpose and brings heart to an often self centered process.
I am honored to serve on the board of Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Chapter as the North Bay Chair. My belief is that, due to its great power and influence, business has a great responsibility to be a catalyst for positive change in the world; to lead the shift away from purely profit centered behavior, to a conscious stakeholder orientation that fosters a workplace culture in which everyone is granted the opportunity to thrive, self actualize, and find higher purpose. This approach leads to greater innovation which naturally achieves long term profit growth & sustainability while bringing humanity back to center stage.”
Business is personal. When people are encouraged to be more of who they are, human beings vs. human doings, they can uncover the skills, compassion, and motivation to change anything for the highest good. Conscious business makes room for everyone at the table, and gives people the power to change not only their own circumstances but those of their communities. As both a dis-abled woman and one of the top 5% of strengths coaches in the world, I have seen first-hand the transformation possible when the four tenets are activated from an individual to corporate level. I am grateful to serve in the marketing chair alongside the CC-Bay Area team as we build the most vibrant community through an exceptional series of purpose-driven events and social opportunities. I am most looking forward to the opportunity to share the conscious-inspiring stories of our members, maximizing our collective impact from the East Bay, South Bay, North Bay and San Francisco regions. It starts with us.
Robert MacPhee is the creator of the Excellent Decisions leadership approach He works with individuals and organizations to help them improve any area of their life or business by making decisions based on vision and values rather than external stress and pressure.Robert is the author of the book and partner journal “Manifesting for Non-Gurus, How to Quickly and Easily Attract Lasting Results”. He is the former Director of Training for Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Book series and author of the book The Success Principles. He is a Founding Member and former Executive Director of the Transformational Leadership Council and a co-founder of the Southern California Association of Transformational Leaders.
Robert is a knowledgeable, fun and engaging speaker. He is an expert in experiential learning, peak performance and leadership. He has spoken at colleges and universities, industry trade shows, government conferences and individual company events and trainings. His clients include Qualcomm, Google, Cibus, Coldwell Banker, Denny’s, Jack in the Box, Dartmouth College, UCSD, UC Irvine, Gen-Probe, Keller Williams, Tandem Diabetes, Genoptix, and more.
Stas Gromin is a coach and entrepreneur living in San Francisco, CA. He works with inspiring entrepreneurs and executives to help them connect with their inner strength to overcome the mental and emotional challenges of leading a business. With over a decade of entrepreneurial and personal development experience, Stas finds reward in seeing his clients grow into powerful leaders who are creating businesses as a force for good in the world.
Stas grew up in Russia near the Black Sea and immigrated to the United States after getting his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He began his entrepreneurial career by building a nationwide IT service company, followed by a luxury travel company.
Stas is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). After discovering his true passion for coaching, he has completed a year-long training at CTI, which is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. Stas has had the privilege of coaching executives and entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey and helping them achieve their dreams with the powerful Co-Active Coaching Model.
Advisory Board Chair
I am a co-founder of WonderWorks Consulting. I believe the majority of businesses want to serve both profit and purpose, but they don’t know how. Through Conscious Capitalism educational programs, the CCBA Chapter will help support our Bay Area businesses to thrive and build great work cultures.
Kaylee Spinhirn, Outsourced Virtual CFO & Money Coach. A CFO (Chief Financial Officer) works side by side with Entrepreneurs as a part of their team working on business tasks such as; budgeting, planning, management of financial operations, and strategic planning for growth. As a money coach she helps Entrepreneurs shift into taking a larger and more confident role in their personal money management.
Kaylee is a strategic thinker who helps business owners make the most profitable decisions for long term success, her and her team not only sets up your company to be GAAP compliant but they also have a broad knowledge of all accounting, financial, and business principals.
As a Yogi and Digital Nomad Kaylee has a unique blend of "energy meets numbers" approach to reaching and exceeding our clients goals.
South Bay Chair
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